Throwing Error Out

HOW often the adult has profited by the voicing of a simple truth by a little child! Our great Master, Christ Jesus, said, "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, this same thought is given us (pp. 323, 324): "Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear,—this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony."

An experience once came to the writer's attention which brings out the truth of these two statements. A little child, a Christian Scientist, was suffering from a physical difficulty. After a Christian Science practitioner had talked to him of God and the good things of God, the question was asked of the child, "What are you going to do about it?" With radiant joy and spontaneity the child replied, "Oh, I am going to throw error out, and just believe in God."

Right Thinking
June 4, 1927

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